News tagged with neuronal function

A butterfly effect in the brain

Next time your brain plays tricks on you, you have an excuse: according to new research by UCL scientists published today in the journal Nature, the brain is intrinsically unreliable.

dateJun 30, 2010 in Neuroscience
shares0 comments 15

Prozac reorganizes brain plasticity

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) such as Prozac are regularly used to treat severe anxiety and depression. They work by immediately increasing the amount of serotonin in the brain and by causing long term changes ...

dateMar 16, 2011 in Medical research
shares0 comments 2

Gene flaw causes small brain - scientists

Microcephaly, a disorder which leads to an abnormally small brain, has been traced in part to a flaw in a gene called WDR62 that plays a key role in the development of neurons, according to studies published on Sunday by ...

dateOct 03, 2010 in Genetics
shares0 comments 4

Emotions key to judging others

Imagine this scenario: A woman and her friend are touring a chemical factory. They come to a coffee machine and, next to it, a container labeled “toxic.” The woman sees the label but goes ahead and scoops ...

dateMar 24, 2010 in Neuroscience
shares0 comments 4